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Somerleyton Hall is one of the finest Victorian Stately homes in the country, let our expert team of guides bring this fabulous Hall to life with their history tours that run throughout the day.

Somerleyton Hall has 12 acres of magnificent gardens. The charming sunken white garden to the north of the Hall is set within the footprint of the former winter garden.

Somerleyton Hall to one of the finest yew hedge mazes in Britain, planted back in 1846. The route out is around 800 yards from the centre, but most visitors find it takes rather longer to solve the maze’s mysteries!



Our season runs from 15th April to 29th September and we open daily from 10am - 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays (Garden Only), Thursdays and Sundays Bank Holidays.

Entrance to the hall is by tour only.

Tours last 45 minutes and run regularly from 11.30am until 3pm.

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5m NW of Lowestoft on B1074.


Historic Houses members visit for free.

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For those living in Norfolk & Suffolk Somerleyton is very much a local favourite stately home (we are the only one around here) so we are delighted to host day weddings and / or receptions.

For those further afield, we are equally at home with full weekend house party weddings which gives our clients the chance to show off and entertain their guests in sumptuous style over a number of days and nights.

We can also accommodate large Asian and Indian Weddings sleeping a maximum of 32 guests based on double occupancy.




Somerleyton can either be hired as a whole, sleeping 22 people, or by room, as part of our 'Chambres et Champagne'. This is when we turn the house over to an upscaled B&B open to all in the manner of a charming small hotel. We love doing this as it brings together heritage and food loving folk to one of the country’s finest Italianate Victorian masterpieces.

During your stay we can offer private historical tours and lectures, gardening workshops, horse riding, open water swimming re-wilding safaris and guided walks or for those wanting exercise the mind rather than the body – you can slump in the library and as the motto over the fireplace suggests – live to learn - learn to live!

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Somerleyton hall is avalible to hire for corperate events.